The good folks over at Newsbusters clued us in to the bizarre rantings of one Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist who incorrectly predicted “human oblivion” over four decades ago. He’s the author of 1968’s “The Population Bomb,” which contains plenty of widely debunked claims about climate change and overpopulation bringing about the End of Days.
Now Ehrlich is claiming that the scarcity of food and resources will soon get so bad that we’ll all be asking one another whether it’s okay to consume corpses. Apparently, we’ll all exist in some sort of Hannibal Lecter fantasy universe in the near future. And who does he blame for all of it? Republicans, of course. He’s been fingering the GOP as the main culprits of the coming apocalypse since Ronald Reagan was president (and probably earlier than that), as well as slamming anti-environmentalist movements and pro-lifers.
In the above interview, Ehrlich also dropped this nuclear bomb of wisdom on the listening audience: “Having millions of cows standing around in their own feces is a really bad thing and we ought to stop that.”
Wow, that’s deep. What passes for intellectualism these days has really gone off the charts. I think I’ll just continue getting my apocalyptic fix from The Walking Dead instead…
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